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                 also water to the ground, so it goes into the plant roots.”
Milloy is also in discussions with MEEDAC’s power company and solar companies to see how the shade house can incorporate solar power.
The corporation has recently linked with a local wholesaler andColes,topotentially become a supplier to the supermarket chain.
“Coles has been a huge supporter,” Milloy says.
In May 2020, the farm received a $90,000 grant from the Coles Nurture Fund. The grant will enable MEEDAC to
buy and install picking and packing equipment and infrastructure, a work platform and spray machine.
Coles national Indigenous affairs manager Cristilee Houghton told Food & Drink Business: “We know Australian farmers and food producers have newandinnovativeideastotake their business to the next level.
“The funds will help MEEDAC grow their Mullewa Community Garden, which produces fresh produce for the local community and helps jobseekers develop basic skills and knowledge in horticulture.”
Milloy says: “We want to build a model that can go into remote regions and even regional areas to grow produce for local communities. If we get the model right, we can get local communities involved, covering a massive footprint right down to Esperance.
“Ithashugepotential.” ✷ CLOCKWISE FORM ABOVE:
The Cravo shade house.
Innovation Park has provided employment for local Indigenous people.
Tomatoes and herbs are popular crops. The team who built the shade house.
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